Easter weekend events planning is in full swing

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A calendar of events across the Easter weekend spearheaded by the Powercor Stawell Gift at Central Park is set to deliver an economic boost to the Northern Grampians Shire post COVID-19.

While this year looks a little different, there is a long line-up of community events and offerings to attract visitors to the region from Saturday 3 April through to Monday 5 April.

Northern Grampians Shire Council Mayor, Cr Murray Emerson, said “Despite the cap on the number of Gift tickets on sale to meet the COVID Safe event guidelines, the Gift is the major drawcard for the Easter weekend and highly anticipated following the cancellation of the 2020 Gift at the height of the pandemic.

“Besides the Gift itself, other attractions over the course of the Easter weekend include the regular family favourite Stawell Lions Club Easter Carnival that runs all weekend at Cato Park, three days of Stableford competiton at the Stawell Golf Club, and the Lindsay Kent Memorial 5km Fun Run/3km Walk or Run and Stuart McGregor Stawell Gold Cup race meeting on Easter Sunday. The Grampians National Park is the majestic setting of the Feast of Shakespeare with four abridged classics from OZACT’s repertoire, Macbeth, Pericles, King Lear and The Tempest, a showcase of highly acclaimed productions for all tastes. Combine these with Fireworks on Saturday night and community events including markets, bingo and shopping opportunities, Stawell will be a great place to be.

“After a long twelve months this will be the first chance for many athletes, their families and friends to reconnect and the weekend will provide a welcome injection of support for our local businesses and service providers.

“All the Easter 2021 events registered with Council are listed in the Events Calendar on the council’s website https://www.ngshire.vic.gov.au/Events-Calendar. Keep an eye on the calendar and council’s social media pages for any event changes in the lead up to the weekend.”

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